Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

John Lewis’ retail director, Mark Lewis will become chief executive officer of Moneysupermarket, when Peter Plumb steps down next year.

The Cheshire-based company made the announcement today, which is subject to regulatory approval.

Plumb has led the Group for the last 8 years and said that he would leave on or before May 2017 – the date of the company’s AGM.

“I am delighted to be joining Moneysupermarket and look forward to building on the success of the business.  In particular, I look forward to delivering on the clear mission to help a growing number of people save more money on their bills every year,” said Lewis.

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Lewis originally joined John Lewis as online director, in 2013. His role then widened to include both shop and digital operations in 2015. He’s previously been CEO of Collect+ and UK managing director and European director of marketplaces at eBay.

“The Board is pleased to appoint Mark Lewis as Group CEO of Moneysupermarket. The Board conducted a wide-ranging and thorough search for the role. Mark has a successful track record of leading fast growing digital businesses with strong customer satisfaction, trust and values,” added Bruce Carnegie-Brown, chairman of Moneysupermarket.